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National Honor Society 2019-2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadershipservice, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in PittsburghPennsylvania.[1]

National Honor Society groups are commonly active in community service activities both in the community and at the school. Many chapters maintain a requirement for participation in such service activities.

In addition, NHS chapters typically elect officers, who, under the supervision of the chapter adviser, coordinate and manage the chapter as a student organization. 


We have ongoing fundraisers through Doughnut Mondays and Pizza Fridays that have helped us contribute to projects including The Greensboro Crop Walk, the Greensboro Youth Council’s Santa’s Workshop, Buddy Break decorations, and the Greensboro MS Walk. We also spent time last year bellringing for the Salvation Army and volunteering one Saturday a month with Buddy Break.